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One of the largest teachers unions in the country rewarded Senate Democrats for keeping schools closed with millions of dollars in campaign contributions. American children are suffering while Senate Democrats line their pockets with money from teachers unions who want to keep schools closed. Democrats are the party of teachers unions, not American families.

When Republicans take back the Senate majority, parents – not teachers unions – will decide how their children are educated.


Read more from Daily Caller News Foundation:

One of the largest teachers unions in the country donated $2 million to the left-wing Senate Majority Political Action Committee in 2021 after the Democratic Party voted against reopening public schools, according to data reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

On March 6, 2021, Senate Democrats unanimously voted against a Republican amendment to the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan that would have ensured school reopening dollars were allocated to education institutions prioritizing in-person learning. Schools that were working to provide in-person learning for students five days a week would have been given full funding under the bill, while those that were completely closed would only get 25% of its allocated funding.

Subsequently, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Committee on Political Education donated $1 million dollars to the Senate Majority PAC (SMP) on May 27, according to Federal Election Commission data.

During the 2020 election year, AFT donated $3.25 million to the SMP, but only gave $100,000 in 2019, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records. In 2018, a midterm election year, the AFT donated $1.75 million compared with $250,000 in 2017.

Throughout the pandemic, teachers unions have consistently advocated to keep schools closed, citing concerns over the health and safety of teachers and students. Those in favor of reopening schools have criticized teachers unions as using the pandemic and virtual learning as a way to gain political and financial advantage.

Read the full report HERE.

Author: Press Release

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